Brad Peyton, who directed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas, has signed on to direct an adaptation of the Boom Studios’ comic book Malignant Man, about a late stage cancer victim who finds that his tumor has suddenly given him special powers.  Film director James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring) came up with the concept for the Malignant Man comic book, and originally hoped to direct the film adaptation (see "Fox Nabs Rights to 'Malignant Man'"), but with Warner Bros.’ Aquaman and several other major projects on his plate, Wan has decided to produce the Malignant Man film, and allow Peyton to direct it.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zal Olkewicz has written the screenplay for the Malignant Man movie, which Boom’s Ross Richie, Stephen Christy, and Adam Yoelin are producing along with Wan.  No start date for the production has been announced, and scheduling could be tricky.  Peyton is committed to direct an adaptation of the video game Rampage starring The Rock, as well as a sequel to the disaster film San Andreas, which made $483 million worldwide.